Biden takes licking on billboards mocking his Afghanistan withdrawal

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This is definitely a bad sign for President Biden.

A North Carolina resident is giving Biden a licking — taking out two digital billboard ads mocking the administration’s bungled withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

The electronic roadside display in Wilmington featured two images of the president: one showing him munching on ice cream in a waffle cone in front of a military helicopter leaving the US Embassy in Kabul, and the other of him peeking through window shades.

Donald Tedder, owner of Tedder Billboards, said an anonymous buyer called up to order the stinging ads after watching chaos unfold in Kabul as the US continues to evacuate Americans and Afghan allies amid the Taliban’s takeover.

“They were disappointed by what has been happening,” Tedder said.

The customer first considered writing a letter to a newspaper, but then thought a billboard might be more effective at reaching people.

“I think it worked better than we expected it to.”

Biden has been widely derided for the administration’s handling of the situation in Afghanistan.
Jacqueline Alphin

The artwork, Tedder said, is “not too offensive” and “funny” — but makes the point that “the country needs to pay attention to what [the government] is doing.”

He hopes that drivers who spot the billboard, at the corner of Eastwood Road and Racine Drive on US Route 74, “start questioning what the country is doing and what they themselves are doing to make this country a better place.”

The displays will be up for a couple of weeks, Tedder said, adding that the response has been overwhelmingly positive, with folks from other states, including Florida, Washington, Virginia and Tennessee, calling up to see if he has billboards in their area.

“Great, about time someone said something,” Tedder said people told him.

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